The substance is related to our potency, healthy skin, hair loss, a strong immune system and much more: Nothing works without zinc. We take a closer look at the fabric and check whether it really helps against pimples, blackheads and acne.
The essential trace element zinc
Zinc is a transition metal, as a pure substance with its bluish-white color rather inconspicuous and yet an essential trace element for all living things: As an essential component, it is indispensable for many enzymes, including RNA polymerase.
Why is that so important? As an enzyme component, zinc plays an important role in the metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, but is also closely related to the structure of the genetic material and cell growth. Through these basic biological functions, zinc is ultimately involved in a variety of other processes and organs: the immune system, the hormone balance, the building of muscles, bones, eyes, liver and - how could it be otherwise - the skin!
Zinc deficiency with dramatic consequences
Since our body uses zinc in so many places, it is all the more important that the need for zinc is met. After all, the list of diseases and symptoms of zinc deficiency is long: sufferers complain of lack of drive and tiredness as well as impaired sensory perception, can find it difficult to concentrate, and suffer from signs of a weakened immune system such as skin infections, inflammation and poor wound healing. But hair loss, brittle nails, growth problems, a reduced interest in sex or even male infertility are the consequences of zinc deficiency!
The problem is that our body cannot store zinc - it processes it directly. That is why we have to add the trace element again and again through a balanced diet. The recommended daily dose for men is between 10 and 15 mg, for women 7 to 12 mg. Red meats, seafood and cheese are considered good sources of a zinc-rich diet, but also vegetarian foods such as wheat germ, walnuts, mushrooms and yeasts, lentils and even green tea.
In creams, zinc helps against pimples and blackheads
The essential trace element is taken orally, practically from the inside, and supports our body in many functions. But we also like to use zinc in creams because of its wound healing effects, which is why it is particularly popular in medicine, for example, for wetting wounds.
But zinc also has two important functions in the fight against pimples and blackheads:
- It inhibits the growth of the acne bacterium Propionibacterium acnes .
- It reduces sebum secretion, i.e. the production of sebum.
In particular, by regulating sebum production, zinc makes an important contribution against blackheads and pimples, because excessive sebum production leads to the formation of blemishes. We explain in more detail how sebum, blackheads and pimples are connected.
If your face cream contains zinc, you automatically apply the trace element to your skin every day. This will reduce sebum production, inhibit Propionibacterium acnes and ultimately prevent pimples and blackheads.
But even more: You support your skin in wound healing and stabilize it, especially if, like our Hydra Defense Cream, it also contains panthenol, vitamin C and vitamin E. The face cream for men helps you against blackheads and pimples, and at the same time promotes wound healing and the regeneration of the skin's protective film.
If you want to have a clean and healthy complexion, you should use a face cream for men, which like the Hydra Defense Cream takes into account the mix of zinc and nourishing substances. You can get the cream here in the shop .
Good luck in the fight against pimples, acne and blackheads! And: #staysober